Best Picture Nominee : La La Land 

#La La Land 

:MUSICAL & ROMANCE & LOS ANGELES :

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Aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian struggle to realize their dreams in Los Angeles despite the often soul-crushing commercial nature of show business. As they endure rejectio and forge unexpected paths stardom, the young couple also strives to sustain the love they were surprised to find.

La La Land  is about a playwright and a jazz player, who dream big. The movie has made records at the Golden Globes after bagging seven awards, the same night.

Director : Damien Chazelle

Stars : Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling , J. K. Simmons, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt.

Release Date : 25 December, 2016

Budget : $30 million
Gross : $130 million +

      Ratings :

On Release :
IMDB – 9/10
RANK – 22th(Highest Rank in “All Time Movie 250” of IMDB) 
Metacritic – 96
Roger Ebert – 3.5/4

Post Nomination :
IMDB – 8.5
RANK – 27
30.1.2017 = 36 (along with the backlash)

Post Bafta Rank : 55th                  Metacritic – 93

Here is My small tribute to La La Land

Oscar Nominations : (14)
3rd Film ever to get 14 Nominations
(All About Eve, Titanic are the other 2)

Best Picture ✅
Best Director : Damien Chazelle ✅
Best Actress : Emma Stone
Best Actor : Ryan Gosling
Original Screenplay : Damien Chazelle
Original Song :
1. City Of Stars ✅
2. Audition(The Fools Who Dreams) Original Score : Justin Hurwitz ✅
Cinematography  : Linus Sandgren ✅
Film Editing : Tom Cross ✅
Production Design ✅
Costume Design
Sound Mixing ✅
Sound Editing

(✅Predicted Win)

Golden Globe wins : (7) ‘record ‘
1st Film to win 7 awards

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Best Picture :Comedy or Musical
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor :C/M

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Best Song
Best Score

Ryan Gosling, winner of Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for ‘La La Land’, & Emma Stone, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for ‘La La Land’, pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017

  BAFTA 2017 wins : (5)

Best Film

Best Director

Cinematography

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Damien Chazelle with his DGA award. . .

Director Guild Award : Damien Chazelle Producers Guild Award :Best Feature Film

Movie Review :

Damien Chazelle’s film is a gorgeous romantic fever dream of a musical that should hit contemporary audiences right in their sweet spot.

La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart.

It’s just gorgeous, like a flipbook made of dreamy vintage postcards that are somehow about contemporary life in Los Angeles.

Top Critic

LLL has a weak story but is beautiful to watch and listen to.

A toasty splash of sound and color.

La La Land is a worthy showcase for the magnificent Stone’s talents, and she is heartbreaking throughout.

If you haven’t already fallen for this gauzy romp through the city of Angels at this point, you surely will during the last scene, with its bittersweet homage to the way times goes by.

🎶 This could never be 🎵 You’re not the type for me 🎶

It asks what the characters of a Cinemascope musical would have to dream about, and answers with a finale that lifts the film to a higher plane of wish fulfillment and melancholy.

I have yet to meet someone who’s watched it and come out in a bad mood.

Chazelle’s strong direction coupled with powerful performances from Stone and Gosling help to create a wonderful and nostalgic treat at the cinema.

🎶 A bit of madness is key, to give us new colors to see… 🎶

🎶 Here’s to the fools who dream… 🎶

A lovely and colorful tribute to old classic Hollywood musicals, even though it doesn’t have what it takes to be just as memorable.

Damien Chazelle is no less than a Dr. Frankenstein, taking bits and pieces of an old (and curiously disrespected) genre and re-infusing the thing with fresh life. From the first frame to the last here is a new musical, no doubt, and yet at the same time it breathes nostalgia of old Hollywood.

la la la la la land…

“The opening number is a perfect example of that dichotomy, because on the face of it it’s a very exciting, happy song, but there’s a lot of melancholy in it as well,” [Justin Hurwitz] says. You’ll find that melancholy right there in the title: “Another Day of Sun.” It’s upbeat, but there’s something a little weary about it too.

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There isn’t an Oscar for choreography, but if there were, La La Land would almost certainly be taking it home this year. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this musical for the 21st century is full of tapping, waltzing, fox-trotting salutes to 20th century musical classics.

The opening scene is a wow. A typical, Los Angeles traffic jam — blue skies and sunshine over the congested ramp where the 105 freeway meets the 110. Frustrated drivers are stuck sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. All of a sudden they get out of their cars and start to sing and dance!

They’re hopping, jumping and somersaulting over cars and trucks — and all throughout the joyful number, choreographer Mandy Moore was underneath one of the cars — “screaming out the counts. It was really fun,” she says.

Behind This Exuberant Dance Number? Planning, Precision And Practice

Photo: Lionsgate

I loved it more than I thought I would. In fact, I thought I wasn’t going to like it. There is too much to mention and so little to express how grand it was. I felt connected to the story even if it was different to my life. It’s amazing how much I loved this movie since it’s usually not even my cup of tea. I was both Mia and Seb, and at the same time none of them. I reflected too much afterwards and I’m still mind blocked by it that I closed myself in my room and tried watching something random on netflix to get it off my mind.

SHITTY ENDINGS

OK SO I JUST WATCHED LA LA LAND AND IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING BUT THE WAY IT ENDED HAD BE SHOOK NOW I’M NEVER GOING TO LEAVE MY ROOM I DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ME.

The score is the best. It made me want to dance and sing and after getting in my car and that’s when I cried again as I sang and dance as I drove.

the two genders: actress and pianist

my brain at any given moment: I THINK ABOUT THAT DAY I LEFT HIM AT A GREYHOUND STATION WEST OF SANTA FE WE WERE SEVENTEEN BUT WE WERE SWEET AND IT WAS TRUE STILL I KNEW WHAT I HAD TO DO

#another day of sun#la la land lyrics
audition song (the fools who dream) – la la land (2016)
effiestardust

Mia & Sebastian’s Theme
Justin Hurwitz

A look in somebody’s eyes
To light up the skies
To open the world and send it reeling
A voice that says: “I’ll be here
And you’ll be alright”

Ho il cuore gonfio.

#my hopeless romantic says yes and my independent woman gave up#movie#mia and sebastian’s theme#music

Trivia & Comments :

Miles Teller and Emma Watson were originally attached to the film before Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone joined.

This is the 3rd collaboration between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
They worked on ‘La La Land,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ and ‘Gangster Squad.’

Gosling spent three months learning to play piano for his role in ‘La La Land.’

Chazelle told The Hollywood Reporter: “I couldn’t handle the particular kind of terror that came from performing on a stage.”

Chazelle has explicitly singled out Jacques Demy’s ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ as an influence on ‘La La Land.’

Before he was a filmmaker, “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle was a musician, which is exactly why his film sounds so beautiful.

‘La La Land’ originally opened in a different way.

The first scene of ‘La La Land’ morphed from the script.

Director Damien Chazelle’s modern musical didn’t always start as a cold open with that highway dance number, Another Day of Sun. Originally, “there was pre-intro stuff,” he says, including opening credits set to an overture. He’d also intended to begin with Ryan Gosling’s and Emma Stone’s characters in their cars before launching into the number. “When we got into the edit, it wasn’t working,” says Chazelle, who restructured the number. Another late decision, “almost down to the wire, was putting the title card right at the end of that number” instead of the beginning. Now, the way La La Land’s yellow title appears just as doors slam on the ramp is regarded as a signature start.

“There were so many moving parts that the challenge was to just keep everything in check and to keep my eye on a million things at the same time,” music supervisor Steven Gizicki told THR. “I absolutely loved being part of this film and being part of the firm belief in the vision of what Damien [Chazelle] wanted to do, and going to work every day for the last two years and accomplishing that is amazing.”
– Justin Hurwitz
*Nominations & Movie Review, Post Awards Reviews :

Post Nominations Reviews :

Best Picture:  La La Land

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-Fourteen nominations for a chamber musical that pays homage to classics of the genre (including some French ones) is arguably too much of a good thing. It’s as if you packed a brown-bag lunch with 14 tins of caviar. But — unlike 2003’s Best Picture, Chicago — this slender, bittersweet story about the power and fragility of romance has redefined the movie musical for a new generation. All the praise and prizes showered on the film possibly could trigger a backlash, although there really hasn’t been much evidence of that other than a good Saturday Night Live sketch.

-La La Land is already becoming a classic on its own terms, and the opening sequence on the traffic-jammed freeway has grabbed hearts everywhere: I wasn’t sure at first, but a second viewing had me swooning and gibbering. It turns out not to be a green-screen confection, but the real thing. Chazelle closed the ramp between LA’s 105 and 110 freeways for a weekend, worked his 150-strong cast in the burning heat with unremitting passion and finally showed them the finished product on video playback monitors as dusk fell, to deafening cheers. What a moment that must have been.

-This looks likely to land in the lap of La La Land’s Damien Chazelle, who recently won the top prize from the Directors Guild of America followed in short order by a win at the British Academy  Film Awards. But it’s not uncommon for the Academy to decouple Best Picture from Best Director, and this is one case in which it should do so: Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is the more deserving nominee. Moonlight is the more daringly conceived movie and the more distinctive achievement, what with its tripartite narrative, its themes of homosexuality and race, and its often poetic air of detachment, as if a high, thin cloud named Terrence Malick were casting its shadow onto the landscape. Good luck to you, Mr. Jenkins.

La La Land – This would not be the first time that I picked the favorite as my least favorite film.  But I really did not love this movie.  It tries really hard.  It hits all of the right buttons. I think Emma Stone is to die for.  And I can’t really put my finger on why I didn’t like it.  However, the music was fairly forgettable, and the set pieces were just OK.  It just felt like I was seeing a concert by Beatlemania when I would rather watch film of the Beatles.  The makers of La La Land can console themselves after reading my harsh comments by polishing all of their Oscars.  They are going to win a bunch.

Best Director : Damien Chazelle

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His visual storytelling prowess, the authentic performances he culled from stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and the ability to cut between soaring musical numbers and grounded emotional moments make Damien Chazelle’s work on La La Land worthy of a Best Director statuette. Though there’s strong work from each nominee, they are unlikely to top the 32-year-old wunderkind, who would become the youngest Best Director winner ever. The only real threat is Barry Jenkins for his rich, restrained Moonlight.

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Who Will Win :Damien Chazelle, for
“La La Land.” For months, this has really been a two-person race, between Chazelle (pictured above, with Emma Stone) and Jenkins. In the past several weeks, however, Chazelle has separated himself from the pack — most notably with a win from the Directors Guild, which has proven to be a successful Oscar barometer all but seven years since 1948.

Who should win: Chazelle. It’s hard to overstate what the 32-year-old wunderkind has pulled off from a technical standpoint. His movie required the meshing of so many moving parts — from the music to the acting to the big song-and-dance numbers. Not only did he and his team pull it off, but they did so seamlessly, making it all look deceivingly easy. “La La Land” is a rare kind of film that way, and that’s because of Chazelle.

Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land

-Stone has been gaining late momentum — Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA — and now all that early-in-the-season talk about Natalie Portman’s Jackie feels nostalgic, like a piano playing the melody of “Camelot” far off in the Kennedy White House. La La cements Stone’s standing as a major actress who can put a performance across with no visible effort. And those eyes! They can do everything except sing and dance.
Negative :

-Does it required 14 nominations? Really??

-“I can’t believe Emma Stone, although hypothetically, will easily get that Oscar. I mean, she only has 5 critics prizes, her performance is not that heavily praised and I hate the fact that she’s only radiated by the hype of the movie. I love Emma Stone but this is not the performance that should earn her her first Oscar.”

-La la land was magical but it was more for the directing. Emma stone was very good especially the audition song ahhh, that was the essence of the film but after watching Isabelle Huppert in elle i was blown away. The movie was so disturbingly gripping , even though it took me minutes to digest it. And every sub plot was so categorically shown that it gave the characterisation of Michelle. Huppert was extraordinary in portraying that. I think she will get the oscar.

-I like Emma Stone but to be honest Lalaland is overrated because of reviews and campaign

-Yeah guys, LLL was a nice movie and even I would prefer another Actress like Isabelle Huppert for Elle, if I was a Academy Member.

-La La Land’s cinematography and art direction were beautiful. I do not deny it, but yeah performance and screenplay wise it fell very flat. I do not understand the acclaim. I doubt she’ll win though.
-i think same it’s really basic movie but idk why everyone loves it.I really do not like it :/

-Yes, the movie was ok, but also it was flat and Ryan and Emma performances peered mediocre.

City of stars – La la land ✨

not to be That Girl™ but these are some of most beautiful lyrics ever written period

Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder in La La Land (2016)

city of stars are you shining just for me?

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